|After we all met up at Starbucks, we headed out to walk the streets of downtown Dallas.|
|I creeped up on Laura as she photographed |
a vine covered building.
|A sad reality is that some people just|
don't care enough to use the trash can.
|Pattie not just an actress, but a |
photographer in training.
|Marty grabs a shot of Heather |
next to a water wall.
|Same image just double exposed.|
|I caught a reflection shot of them from a vehicle.|
|It was chilly last weekend & I spotted these guys on the street. It's just a reminder to us who have a warm bed to sleep in, to not complain about our petty problems. Someone always has it much worse than you do.|
|This was the most unusual thing I guess I came across at the shop. Something I've always wanted is an antique vase filled to the brim with mannequin fingers. Yes, broken mannequin finger. I'll pass!|
After that we headed across the street to eat at Twisted Root Burger. This place was great. Besides just having great food, the many hilarious signs & bumper stickers that graced the walls made for great conversation pieces. Here are a few.
|Pattie & Marty talking about music. Marty teaches at a local School Of Rock. Pretty cool I thought. I also like the words behind them. Click... photos... get it?|
Heather & I had an IG shootout which then turned into a lovefest between her & an unsuspecting bystander. He was a good sport.
Thanks to Heather for sending me these shots.
So, what's the big deal?
As a portrait photographer I rarely have time to do anything beside photograph people. I thoroughly enjoy it don't get me wrong, but I was missing something. There was literally years that went by where everything I photographed was breathing. Until I joined Instagram in December, I had forgotten how much I enjoyed shooting still life. After seeing all the amazing talent in this community I am looking at every day things in a different way. Learning to think outside the box so to speak. It may sound corny but it really has been a eye opening tool for me creatively. To be able to look at the various styles & subject is very cool. Even more cool are the amount of new friends I have gotten to know & respect as artists. These are people like me. Those who look at things a bit differently. Those who sometimes find it hard to put thoughts in words vocally but can speak through pictures. Can't wait until next time guys!